So BU recently just announced that they are “going green.” Part of this initiative is reducing our printing quota to a mere 100 pages per semester. Roll-over not applicable (like we’d ever even manage to print less than 100).
The reasons, let me quote, is the “need to make BU more free” because doing this some how keeps our tuition lower…ok right. This was BS I’d never heard before. Especially since every page after 100 is 12 cents per page. Also, they managed to remove all our res-net computer labs, jam them into the library and enable kids to print from their laptop at anytime. I’m guessing they’ll be Disney Land-like lines at 8am to pick up print jobs. Fabulous.
I don’t buy into this approach to the going green initiative, because as an RA, I still receive an abundant amount of paper flyer’s to post on my bulletin boards. Paper is recyclable, and if they wanted to go green, why not put more money into recycling programs at BU rather than take away our printing- which may I say is a vital part of academic success. It’s only hoping that kids will purchase their own printers and ink cartridges, which does not make BU “more free.”
Also, they poured millions of dollars into StuV2. What was the need to create expensive artwork, chandeliers and hugely spacious hallways with talking elevators? Maybe they should have thought of that and devoted some of that money to keeping our computer labs and printing.
I suppose I could email the IT Department, but I can already guess what their response would be. Hopefully my professors will understand when I request to email them my term paper at the end of the semester because I ran out of printing quota within the first few weeks of school.